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Vav
Hebrew Phoenician
ו ו Vav
Pronunciation (IPA): v or w
Number in alphabet: 6
Gematria value: 6
 
Hebrew alphabet
א ב ג ד
ה ו ז ח ט י
כך ל מם נן ס ע
פף צץ ק ר ש ת

Vav or waw is the sixth letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic in abjadi order; it is the twenty-seventh in modern Arabic order. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek digamma (Ϝ, whose name in Greek was probably Ϝαυ) and upsilon (Υ), which in turn gave rise to the Latin F, V, and Y; V later developed into U and W. Phoenician Waw. ... The three-letter acronym IPA can stand for any of the following (listed in alphabetical order): Independent Pilots Association India Pale Ale Institute of Public Affairs Institute for Propaganda Analysis International Phonetic Alphabet. ... Gematria (גימטריה) is numerology of the Hebrew language and Hebrew alphabet. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Aleph or Alef is the first letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Beth or Bet is the second letter of the Phoenician alphabet, the Hebrew alphabet, and the Aramaic alphabet. ... Gimel is the third letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Daleth or Dalet is the fourth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... He is the fifth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Zayin or Zain is the seventh letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic. ... Heth or Het is the eighth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Teth or Tet is the ninth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Yud י is the tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and thus also represents the number ten in gematria. ... Kaph or Kaf is the eleventh letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Lamed or Lamedh is the twelfth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Mem is the thirteenth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Nun is the fourteenth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Samekh is the fifteenth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Ayin is the sixteenth letter in many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Hebrew, and Aramaic. ... This is about the Hebrew letter: for the Cyrillic letter, see Pe (Cyrillic). ... Tsade or Tsadi is the 18th letter in the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Qoph is a letter in the Phoenician alphabet, representing a hard Q sound at the back of the throat, which became over time the letter Q in the latin alphabet. ... Resh is the twentieth letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Shin or Sin is the 21st letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... Taw or Tav is the 22nd letter of the Phoenician and Hebrew alphabets. ... 12th century Hebrew Bible script The Semitic languages are a family of languages spoken by more than 250 million people across much of the Middle East, where they originated, and North and East Africa. ... The Phoenician alphabet dates from around 1000 BC and is derived from the Proto-Canaanite alphabet. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... The Aramaic alphabet is an abjad alphabet designed for writing the Aramaic language. ... The Arabic alphabet is the script used for writing the Arabic language. ... The Arabic alphabet is the script used for writing the Arabic language. ... Digamma, or Wau, (upper case , lower case ) is an obsolete letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Upsilon (upper case , lower case ) is the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... The Latin alphabet, also called the Roman alphabet, is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world today. ... The letter F is the sixth (6th) letter in the Latin alphabet. ... V is the twenty-second letter in the modern Latin alphabet. ... Y is the twenty-fifth letter of the Latin alphabet. ... U is the twenty-first letter of the modern Latin alphabet. ... W is the twenty-third letter of the modern Latin alphabet. ...


Vav has the numerical value six in enumerations (even in Arabic).


In gematria, Vaw represents the number six. Its script is a vertical line and resembles a person standing. Gematria (גימטריה) is numerology of the Hebrew language and Hebrew alphabet. ...


External link

  • The Mystical Significance of the Hebrew Letters: Vav
  • The famous discussion about how to spell W with vav – in Hebrew

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Although the original Aramaic letter forms were derived from the same Phoenician alphabet that was used in ancient Israel, they had changed significantly, both in the hands of the Mesopotamians and of the Jews, assuming the forms familiar to us today around the first century CE.
The vowel that follows the letter thus attached depends in general on the beginning of the next word and the presence of a definite article which may be swallowed by the one-letter word.
Although a single letter might represent two phonemes — the letter "bet," for example, represents both /b/ and /v/ — the two sounds are always related "hard" (plosive) and "soft" (fricative) forms, their pronunciaton being very often determined by context.
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